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Old 02-24-2013, 05:19 PM
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Really, yep that 5.5 mile commute at a top of 45 mph is where's it's at!

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Brian, you're really living our dream. Most of us think about driving an old car every day but the new car in the driveway is just to inviting! I'm sure a lot of us are secretly envious.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:05 AM
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I have to tell you, I was driving a 65 Skylark when I got tired of all the old stuff, no power accessories no AC, so I sold it and bought a Taurus SHO and was digging it for a few years, then stuff started happening to it. I had grown tired of the zero maintenance late model, it's zero maintenance because it just STOPS one day, they either run or they don't. The brakes either work, or they don't, I started looking for an old car, I was tired of that crap. And soon realized that the AC and all that crap wasn't worth it. And besides I could have added the AC to the Skylark.

This little Rambler fell in my lap and it fit perfectly for me. There is no reason any of us I don't care how far you drive couldn't be driving a 60's A body, those are the most practical over all cars ever as far as I am concerned.

If you want to drive an old car, if that is something you have thought about, do it. I have a heck of a lot less money in my Rambler an in any late model I could have bought.

I DO enjoy driving it a lot, I really do. Every time I get in it, I never forget what a great choice it was.

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I don't need to prove anything.
same thing any guy says that can't out run a minivan mom
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The ball and socket shifter caught my eye. Reminded me of a guy in my hometown, he had a little Nash Metro that also had a shifter like that. He was a regular at the junkyard, he put an unnarrowed rear end from a Rambler of some type in it after his broke. My Dad built him a set of rear wheels that had a ton of positive offset to keep him from being a hindrance to traffic, but he still had to cut out the wheelwells. Pretty atrocious, all in all.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:38 PM
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same thing any guy says that can't out run a minivan mom
LOLOL, really, I should be ashamed.

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:39 PM
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The ball and socket shifter caught my eye. Reminded me of a guy in my hometown, he had a little Nash Metro that also had a shifter like that. He was a regular at the junkyard, he put an unnarrowed rear end from a Rambler of some type in it after his broke. My Dad built him a set of rear wheels that had a ton of positive offset to keep him from being a hindrance to traffic, but he still had to cut out the wheelwells. Pretty atrocious, all in all.
Sound like one from our "Come on now" thread.

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No zeroes in the speedo (except for "10"!) was a Rambler hallmark up through the 66 Classic. In 66 the Ambassador and Marlin used the same speedo with the zeroes, and all after that except for the American, which left the zeroes off until the last one in 69. I thought about using aftermarket gauges in mine, but decided I didn't want to "de-Rambler" it that much. Already have a Jeep 4.0L and Eagle Premier seats. At least those are Rambler related!
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:34 PM
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I like that, they are related, cousins I believe.

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No zeroes in the speedo (except for "10"!) was a Rambler hallmark up through the 66 Classic. In 66 the Ambassador and Marlin used the same speedo with the zeroes, and all after that except for the American, which left the zeroes off until the last one in 69. I thought about using aftermarket gauges in mine, but decided I didn't want to "de-Rambler" it that much. Already have a Jeep 4.0L and Eagle Premier seats. At least those are Rambler related!
LOL To hear Brian tell it they really didn't need the Zero in 60.

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I have owned a few slow cars in my life, an 85 Escort wagon, a 61 Falcon with the little six, they would have blown the ever loving doors off Marge.

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I have owned a few slow cars in my life, an 85 Escort wagon, a 61 Falcon with the little six, they would have blown the ever loving doors off Marge.

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Come to think of it, Marge looks a bit like a tortus. In a cute way of course.

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Brian; there used to be a guy who would stop in my work once a year in a MODEL T..city traffic and all. I rode with him one time to get lunch; holy crap we almost died like 47 times before he even used the "brakes" and almost blew through the stopsign.

My brother had a diesel chevette when he was in high school (1988 or so I think this was). It was an automatic to boot. He "raced" a kid on a moped (with bicycle pedals etc) and LOST...badly. The minivan isnt so bad.
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Yeah, if I really push her I believe she will do the quarter mile........eventually.

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you might get a horse asking you how much "rambler power" they have at the hooves.
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